Creating a Blog in WP

Some themes may already come with a blog page which you can customise, however this SOM will take you through creating one from scratch, and then uploading and organising content. By default, WordPress displays your content in a blog format on the homepage, however this may not work with your site.

  1. Navigate to the back end of your website.
  2. Go to Pages
  3. Add a new page, or CLONE an existing page and remove its main content.
  4. Name your page ‘blog’ and change the permalink to match.
  5. If using betheme, click add section, and add a wrap(like you would when setting up a normal page)
  6. In the wrap, click add item
  7. Select Blog
  8. Click the small pencil button to edit the blog
  9. Here you can select how many blog posts to show, the style, the number of columns etc.
  10. Publish the page

 

Go to posts in the left hand column

In here are your blog posts. To create a new one:

  1. Click Add New
  2. Enter a title for your blog post
  3. Edit the permalink to be relevant if it is not already
  4. If you’re using betheme use the content builder with add section/wrap as normal.
  5. Otherwise, use the visual/text editor at the top to write your content.
  6. On the right hand side blocks, you can add the post to a category, add tags and set a featured image.
  7. Click publish.

Your posts will now appear in your blog page

Remember to add the blog page to the menu by going to appearance>menus.

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